How to Become a Transcriptionist – Transcribe Anywhere Review

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Transcribing is a great way to make money from home based on its flexibility and pay.

Transcriptionists listen to audio files and record (type) what they hear. 

Have you ever considered this as a career?

I’m excited to share an interview with Kim who is a stay-at-home mom of one and found transcribing as a way to bring in some extra money at home. Today she is going to share with us How to Become a Transcriptionist.

Transcribing is in my top 20 list of stay at home mom jobs because of its flexibility.

Kim took the course Transcribe AnyWhere that taught her how to become a transcriptionist and started making money shortly after.

If you’re looking for companies hiring transcriptionist now, you can scroll down to to the bottom to view.

I started the interview talking about the course.

Here is How You Can Become a Transcriptionist

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When Did You Take the Transcribe Anywhere Course?

I started the course in the fall of 2017.

Were you Hesitant at First?

I was hesitant at first. It’s hard to know if something like this is legit. I had already found a class that was supposed to be great but turned out not to be what it claimed. The free trial that Janet offers really helped put my mind at ease.

How long did it take you to complete the course?

It took me about 6 months to finish the course. I probably spent about 8-10 hours a week on the classes.

Since it’s all online I could log in whenever or wherever it was convenient. I spent a lot of baseball practices working through the course.

Any Pros or Cons to this Course?

I can’t say enough good things about this course. It is extremely detailed and Janet’s standards are very high. That can be frustrating as you are working through the course but it is paying off now that I am actually working for clients.

Do you think the Course is Necessary to get Started to Transcribe?

I do think the course is necessary. I thought I understood grammar until I started the course. I have also found the practice dictations to be invaluable. Through the course, you learn how to deal with bad audio, how to punctuate complex sentences and phrases, you really are prepared for the things you are going to see in the real world.

After taking the course how long did it take you to get your first client?

I had my first offer within a week of getting my certification. There are companies out there that look for graduates of Janet’s course. She has a great reputation as do her graduates.

After Taking the Course How Long Did It Take You to Get Your First Client?

Once you pass the final exam there is a section of the course dedicated to setting up your business and marketing yourself. There is also a Facebook page for students where you can ask questions, get help, and be encouraged.

How Much Do You Charge for Your Services to Transcribe?

I am working this very part time because my first priority is homeschooling my son. I am able to cover expenses like his baseball lessons for the month or curriculum. Those expenses run about $300-$400 a month. I have been actively working this business for 3 months now, so I am still learning and building my client base.

How Many Clients Do You Have Today?

I have 2 main clients right now and am recruiting more. Considering I’ve only been at this for a few months and my availability is limited, I’m pretty happy with the results so far.

How Many Hours Do You Work a Week?

I am probably putting in 10-20 hours a week depending on the workload and quality of the audio files.

How Often Do You Get Paid?

I am getting paid twice a month, which is nice because it’s predictable.

How Many Kids Do you Have and How Old?

I have 1 son who is almost 14. Like I said, we homeschool and he plays select baseball so we are pretty busy. I love that I can take this work with me and work on it no matter where we are, even if it’s between games at a baseball tournament.

How Do You Manage Your Work Time While Raising a Family?

My son is at the age where he can do some of his schoolwork independently, which frees me up to work on client files. I am also very lucky to have a supportive husband who will jump in and help out when I need him. It really does take a teamwork approach with everyone jumping in to help out.

Thank you Kim for giving us some insight into the course TranscribeAnywhere and life as a Transcriptionist.

I’ve heard many great things about this course and it’s nice to hear from someone who has taken the course first-hand.

If you want to consider Transcribing as a career choice, take the TranscribeAnywhere Free Mini-Course.

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I also have a list of transcription jobs to consider below if you have experience:


GoTranscript is a thriving web-based transcription and translation company. They are always looking to fill open freelance transcription jobs so they can grow their team and keep pace with customer orders. If you’re a skilled transcriptionist who takes pride in your work you should definitely consider Gotranscript. This company received a 3.7/5 star rating on Glassdoor with an average pay of $12-$13 per hour. Their website says the average earnings per month is $150 with the potential of up to $1,215 per month.


Based in San Francisco, California, TranscribeMe boasts about paying more than their competitors with earnings starting at $20 per audio hour and top monthly earnings at $2,200 (average monthly earnings are $250). Transcriptionists with specialized backgrounds in Medical & Legal are paid a higher rate. This company received a 3.9/5 star rating on with pay ranging from $10-$21 per hour.  Received good feedback from most employees with the opportunity for advancement, while some of the cons were occasional lows in available work.

3Play Media

3Play Media focuses on video captioning, audio description, translation, and subtitling. This company received a 4.5/5 star rating on with a pay range between $10 – $19 per hour, depending on your efficiency.  Very good feedback except some have said that it lacked opportunity for advancement and occasional available work.

Net Transcripts

Net Transcripts is the nation’s leading provider of Law Enforcement and Legal Transcription Services to government agencies. This company received a 3.7/5 star rating on with a pay of $10 per hour.  Mixed reviews from employees, some people enjoyed the work, and some complained about the lack of work. This company does require previous transcribing experience.


Rev is a transcription company that is pretty easy to join with a 3.6/5 star rating on Glassdoor with a pay of $7-$20 per hour. To become a transcriptionist you have to pass a grammar test and complete a short transcription. Once approved you will go through a training before you are eligible to start claiming jobs.  As you gain more experience the more you’ll make.  Other than the low pay this company has good reviews as reliable work, pay and ability to choose your jobs.


The ONLY reason I’m recommending this company is that it doesn’t require any previous experience and could be a great way to gain some. This company received a 2.4/5 star rating on with a pay range of $3-$8 per hour.

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Interested in transcribing or tried it before? Let us know in the comment section.

How to Become a Transcriptionist – Transcribe Anywhere Review


Whitney is the founder of Tried and True Mom Jobs, a blog about legitimate ways to make money from home. She only writes about things that work. Hence the name “Tried and True”. She does the research, so you don't have to.

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  • Doree

    I’ve never transcribed before. I need extra cash think it would great way earn extra money and stay at home. Thinking of signing up at Quicktate.

  • Alicia Anderson

    So I’m looking for some extra income that doesn’t involve phone calls. I love Data Entry and I think I would be awesome with transcribing. Any assistance on where to start would be awesome.

    • Max

      Yes, I’ve heard a lot about where you can easily get started. Check it out here and also Quicktate . These are great places to start with no experience, once you gain some more experience try applying to the 3 companies mentioned above for higher paying jobs.

  • B J Walker

    I’m retired, however, when I started working as a younger woman I did transcription work for Law firms. I thought this type of work was no longer applicable to this day and age. Well, guess who’s going to try it out to get some extra $$ — little ole me! Thanks Tried and True!

    • Max

      Awesome! Let me know which company you decide to work with I’d love to hear about it.

    • Kim

      There is so much legal work out there right now. Legal proceedings have to be transcribed into written form to be filed with the court. This is something that isn’t going away.

  • Heather

    I’m needing to start working from home soon and this may be a good fit for me. My typing is only at 58 WPM though. Do you think that’s fast enough? Thank you for sharing this.

    • Max

      I recommend trying out Rev first and you can see if this type of job is a good fit for you. Great way to gain experience and your typing speed. You can click the Rev hyperlink above and it will take you to where to apply.

      • Yenia Rodriguez Batista

        I’m a new mom, my baby is 2 and a half months old. I need a job I can do from home, and transcription sounds perfect. How can I do this job if I live in Cuba? I do not apply for a 2290 form, as I live in Cuba. I have a degree on languages and have good typing skills.

    • Max

      You can apply for the jobs mentioned above or take the free course I mention and start your own business. Being in college doesn’t matter, this is a perfect way to make money part-time

  • Taylor

    I am a freshman in college working 30+ hours a week and I am constantly stressed out. I want a work from home job so I can still make money but enjoy my college experience. I am really interested in this but skeptical if it is actually legit.

    • Max

      Yes, you can start with right away. I highly recommend checking it out.

  • Marva Charles

    I’m a teacher who’s now on summer break. I applied to Rev, took the test today and I’m waiting to hear from them. They said it would take a few days. There are 2 parts to the test: a grammar portion, which was very easy, and a transcription portion. Thanks for all the information.

    • Max

      Awesome! Thank you so much for telling us how the process went, I wish you all the best!

  • heather

    really needing a online job!! to be home with my daughter. I’m trying to transition, its scary because I dont think i have the skill to do it online

  • Sandra Teresa Davenport

    I am a long-time, experienced transcriptionist. My ‘career interest’ began when I started typing in 7th grade. Next, I started Gregg shorthand in 10th grade. I hold a BA degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. All my best grades A-B came in English [grammar and literature]. These days, I am a retired senior citizen, in serious search of income. I live in some-what rural NE GA. Yes, I do own a computer. I will be most grateful for your response and any information that I may receive. As I said, my search is ‘serious’. Thank you very much. StayWell


    hey, i dont have the experience but i have very good writing and listening skills, im very fast in writing and my grammar is good too. I,m located in Nairobi at the capital city of Kenya

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